Halloween Food Fails So Bad They’re Scary

Matt Shanley

The beautiful thing about DIY food fails is that no matter how terrible your concoction appears after you’re finished, the look of it is only temporary. After you’re done eating it, it doesn’t matter what it looked like, right?!

Check out Wholesale Halloween Costumes’ 13 favorite Halloween food fails, and what they were supposed to look like, and let us know which one made you laugh out loud in the comments below.

13. Spiderweb Snacks

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Images via momendeavors.com / pinstrosity.blogspot.com

In taste, raisins, pretzel sticks and vanilla icing would seemingly go together pretty seamlessly. It’s a little salty and a little sweet, which is really all you can ask for. In appearance, it’s not so effortless.

12. Jack-O-Lantern Tarts

Pumpkin Tarts

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This tray of homemade pumpkin tarts already loses points because it’s lacking the jack-o-lantern smile like its inspiration. Honestly, though, that’s probably the least of this chef’s worries.

11. Monster Mouth Cookie Sandwiches

Monster Cookie

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Marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies and strawberry icing? We’ll indulge even if this one does look a little suspicious.

10. Spiderweb Brownie Bites

Spiderweb Brownies

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These brownies don’t really look like they have icing in the shape of spiderwebs. They look more like they have icing in the shape of icing that was accidentally spilled all over them.

9. Mummy Dogs

Mummy Dogs

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Much like the pumpkin tarts before them, these mummy dogs are already out of favor with us because they lack a vital facial feature. Googly eyes make everything better, even when the rest of your creation is kind of a disaster.

8. Oreo Pumpkin Pops

Pumpkin Pops

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For extra credit, use the black and orange Oreo cookies that hit grocery store shelves every Fall season. For even more extra credit, make these pumpkin pops look appealing to the people eating them.

7. Witch Finger Cookies

Witch Finger Cookies

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We’re not even mad at this fail, because the way these cookies are supposed to look kind of creeps us out. Give us witch finger cookies that look like cookies, not ones that look like witch fingers.

6. Blood Fondue Bar

Blood Fondue

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We feel like this Blood Fondue Bar fail would be a little less sad if more effort was put into the products you’re supposed to dip into the blood fondue. Like, look at those fancy mason jars filled with sponge cake “brains,” and then look at that Halloween bowl from 1987 filled with marshmallows. Who wins here?

5. Ghost Banana Pops

Ghost Banana

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4. Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Brownies

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The real fail here is ruining otherwise perfectly edible chocolate cupcakes with candy corn.

3. Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

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There’s really no defending this fail. The original pound cake looks like a dream. Try to replicate that if you pride yourself on coming up short.

2. Franken-Burritos

Franken Burrito

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Whether your Franken-Burritos come out flawlessly or looking like a Franken-Mess, how do you eat them? Do you just expect the peppers to stay lying perfectly on top as you bite into it? Do you squeeze the cheese bolts with your thumb and index finger so it stays in tact as you indulge?

1. Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

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We’re not sure if that empty bottle of Jose Cuervo in the background was the cause or the effect of this pumpkin cake fail. Maybe both?


These Halloween-snacks might classify as “Food Fails,” but the Food & Drink Mascot Costumes from Wholesale Halloween Costumes definitely do not. Whether you want to be a taco or an ice cream cone, WHC has got you covered.